Perugia, 26th May 2016
Freccialink is born: The Trenitalia High Speed link reaches Perugia.
Thanks to an integrated bus plus Frecce AV service, from June 12th, with the new railway timetable, Perugia moves closer to Bologna, Milan, Turin, Venice and Padua. And it does so with the comfort, speed and all the advantages offered by Trenitalia’s Frecce service.
Freccialink was presented today at the Perugia Fontivegge station by Gianfranco Battisti, Long Distance and High Speed Department Manager of Trenitalia, to the President of the Umbria Region, Catiuscia Marini and to the Mayor of Perugia, Andrea Romizi.
An opportunity for the people of Perugia, who travel for business or pleasure; an opportunity for the town, which becomes part of the network of the regional capitals served by the High Speed system and can therefore begin to benefit directly from a fast, comfortable and widespread service network which, in just a few years, has revolutionised the way of life of millions of Italians, stimulated the flow of tourists, given impetus to economic and trade activities.
There will be four Freccialinks per day serving the city, two trips leaving and two arriving. The two trips from Perugia will leave at 07:35 and 15:35 from the square in front of the railway station of Fontivegge, with special 16-seater coaches, film-coated with the colours and logos of the brand, heading for Florence Santa Maria Novella, where travellers will be welcomed and assisted by Trenitalia staff and escorted to the Frecciarossa, destination: Bologna and Milan and to the Frecciargento for Padua and Venice.
Arrivals in Potenza, still with the special Freccialink coach, are scheduled at 12:20 and at 21:20, leaving Turin, Milan and Bologna by the Frecciarossa, and Padua and Venice by the Frecciargento.
Tickets for Perugia-Bologna and Perugia-Milan are already on sale on all Trenitalia’s commercial channels, from the ticket offices to Trenitalia’s website or its App.
The other connections will go on sale in a few days. A single ticket, whose price will be determined by your choice for the Frecciarossa or the Frecciargento departing from or arriving in Florence SMN: class or level of service (First and Second Standard, Premium, Business, Executive) and type of ticket (Basic, Economy, Supereconomy), plus 10 euro, the fixed price for the bus trip, which cannot in any case be sold separately.
The whole trip will be characterised by Frecciarossa and Frecciargento’s bonus service: dedicated staff, assistance, Wi-Fi, drinks with on-board monitors also on the coach. The timetable has been designed to ensure adequate transfer times from the coach to the train and vice versa. In any case, the Frecce Trenitalia offer, characterised by high frequency and capillarity, allows easily re-routing customers in case of delays or setbacks during the road trip.